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Strangers on a Train
3.90
Patricia Highsmith's first novel, in which she manages to bring to the table all of the painstaking characterisation and psychological minutae of her ...more
Jan 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
22
Batman: The Killing Joke
4.36
Where did the Joker manage to find a group of evil sideshow freaks who were willing to hang-out in an abandoned carnival with him, attempting to tortu ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 12, 2014
 
25
Moonraker (James Bond, #3)
3.67
Fleming's writing, pacing and characterisation improve dramatically with this book. There are still a few moments that strain credulity even within th ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 15, 2014
 
11
Pieces of Modesty (Modesty Blaise, #6)
4.00
Another solid entry in the Modesty Blaise series, this time it's a collection of short stories. Given that O'Donnell seems to have been better at char ...more
May 20, 2009
May 24, 2009
 
18
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
4.01
I've only read three le Carre novels, and while I've enjoyed them all immensely I'm starting to think he may be the single most depressing writer in E ...more
Feb 2013
Jan 11, 2013
 
23
Casino Royale (James Bond, #1)
3.71
Casino Royale is unevenly paced and at times rather crudely written, and even though the premise is great there isn't really much of a plot. At the sa ...more
Mar 08, 2014
Mar 06, 2014
 
19
The Beast Must Die (Nigel Strangeways, #4)
3.77
The structure of this book is marvellous. The first part consists of the lead suspect's diary up to the day before he plans to commit his murderous ac ...more
Sep 15, 2013
Feb 09, 2009
 
12
I, Lucifer (Modesty Blaise, #3)
4.01
OK so there's a guy, and he's maybe psychic, and a bunch of unscrupulous psychiatrists-cum-crimelords are keeping him drugged to convince him that he' ...more
not set
May 24, 2009
 
4
Brighton Rock
3.74
Greene could never manage a coherent ending. He makes-up for it by providing an especially chilling one.
Aug 18, 2010
Feb 09, 2009
 
15
In Cold Blood
4.02
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Jan 31, 2010
Feb 03, 2010
 
6
Crime and Punishment
4.15
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Feb 09, 2009
 
20
The Mind Killers (Killmaster #57)
3.00
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Feb 09, 2009
 
21
Swords Against Death (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, #2)
4.07
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Sep 29, 2013
Feb 11, 2009
 
3
The Moth
3.68
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Feb 09, 2009
 
2
Ripley Under Ground (Ripley, #2)
3.76
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Feb 09, 2009
 
13
Eleven
3.84
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Jan 06, 2010
 
14
The Black Book
3.85
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Jan 07, 2010
Jan 06, 2010
 
5
The Count of Monte Cristo
4.17
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Jun 13, 2011
Feb 09, 2009
 
16
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
4.02
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Jul 31, 2011
Jul 30, 2011
 
10
Double Indemnity
4.11
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Jan 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
17
Lupin III, Vol. 1
3.51
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Jan 28, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
 
7
The Big Sleep
4.05
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Feb 09, 2009
 
8
Watchmen
4.32
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Feb 09, 2009
 
24
Live and Let Die (James Bond #2)
3.62
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Mar 15, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
9
The Postman Always Rings Twice
3.81
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not set
Feb 09, 2009
 
26
Diamonds Are Forever (James Bond, #4)
3.57
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Mar 27, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
 
27
From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5)
3.88
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Apr 04, 2014
Apr 03, 2014
 
28
Dr. No
3.75
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Apr 11, 2014
Apr 05, 2014
 
29
Goldfinger (James Bond, #7)
3.79
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Apr 19, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
 
30
Sliver
3.13
None
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
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